Central Florida’s Interstate 4 is the most dangerous highway in the nation, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data compiled by Everquote.
I-4 runs for 132 miles and has approximately 1.4 fatal accidents per mile, and .4 crashes per mile. The steady increase in accidents over the years is partly due to growing usage of cell phone, which cause distracted driving incidents. What keeps this highway dangerous is the number of visitors to places like Disney World, Universal, or Sea World. Many families come from the airport and rent a car, and are not used to driving in the area.
“I-4 is so dangerous and even more dangerous right now with the big I-4 Ultimate project,” said Glenn Victor of the Florida Safety Council.
The I-4 Ultimate Project is a 21-mile highway makeover running from Kirkman Road to State Road 434. When finished, it will include four new express lanes, rebuilt bridges and reconstructed interchanges.
“Interstate 45 in Texas, and Interstate 17 in Arizona ranked the second and third most dangerous interstates,” Fox 35 Orlando reports.